Clive Myrie makes candid admission about reporting on Huw Edwards BBC scandal: 'It was weird'

Clive Myrie makes candid admission about reporting on Huw Edwards BBC scandal: 'It was weird'

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Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 28/05/2024

- 11:23

Myrie regularly updated BBC viewers on the controversy involving his former colleague Huw Edwards

Huw Edwards had been a BBC News stalwart for decades before allegations surrounding him led to his suspension last year and subsequent permanent exit this year.

Colleague and fellow BBC staple Clive Myrie has opened up about how it felt to be reporting on his co-star, admitting it was "weird".

Myrie, 59, ended up replacing 62-year-old Edwards on his BBC News at Ten slot.

He is also favourite to step into Edwards' shoes on election night, with the former journalist normally the face of election coverage for the BBC.

Edwards was accused of paying a teenager thousands of pounds for sexually explicit images and has been off-air since last July.

South Wales Police and the Metropolitan Police found no evidence of criminal conduct following an investigation.

Clive Myrie and Hus Edwards

Edwards was involved in a photo scandal last year


Myrie has reflected on the incident, admitting to Radio Times how "weird" the situation had been.

"When you end up doing a story that involves you reporting on your colleagues, it’s weird. That’s actually the best description," he explained.

"It's just weird. Because you’re not usually there to be talking about the staff in your newsroom."

Myrie has worked for the BBC since 1987 and is rumoured to be replacing Edwards as the host of the BBC's election coverage in July.

Huw Edwards

Edwards has resigned from the BBC on medical advice


Reflecting on his achievements in his career, he told the publication: "I'm incredibly pleased with what I’ve got.

"And given that my parents were convinced that I'd made a big old mess of my career choice, they’re now very proud of me.

"What I’m doing now is brilliant. I’m loving it. It’s amazing to be invited into people’s homes at 10pm."

Last month, it was revealed Edwards had resigned from the BBC on medical advice.

Huw Edwards

No evidence of criminal conduct was found against Edwards​


"Huw Edwards has today resigned and left the BBC," a statement said in April.

"After 40 years of service, Huw has explained that his decision was made based on medical advice from his doctors.

"The BBC has accepted his resignation which it believes will allow all parties to move forward. We don't believe it appropriate to comment further."

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